Several Current And Former Stanford Women's Swimmers At Olympic Trials

July 6, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - Several current and former Stanford women's swimmers are scheduled to compete at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials from July 7-14 at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach. The 26-member U.S. Olympic Women's Swimming Team will be chosen on July 15, one day after the conclusion of the long-course meters event.

Current Stanford swimmers scheduled to participate in the event include Lacey Boutwell (100 fly, 50 free, 100 free); Ashley Daly (100 fly, 200 IM); Laura Davis (100 fly, 200 fly, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM); Kirsten Gilbert (100 breast); Morgan Hentzen (400 free, 800 free); Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly); Tami Ransom (200 IM, 400 IM) and Amy Wagner (100 back).

Caverly, Hentzen and Kirk all boast seedings in the Top 10. Kirk has the highest ranking of any current Stanford swimmer, as she is second in the 200 fly and also ninth in the 100 fly. Caverly is among the Top 10 seeds in three events, ranking fourth in the 400 IM, sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 200 breast. Henzten is ninth in the 800 free and tenth in the 400 free.

Former Stanford swimmers that have qualified for the event include Jessica Foschi (200 free, 400 free, 200 IM); Misty Hyman (100 fly, 200 fly, 100 back, 200 back); Tara Kirk (100 breast, 200 breast); Shelly Ripple Johnston (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM); Gabrielle Rose (100 free, 200 free, 200 IM) and Jenny Thompson (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly).

Thompson is the only current or former Stanford swimmer with a top seed (50 free) in an event. She is also second in the 100 fly and third in the 100 free. Kirk is third in both the 100 and 200 breast. Rose has four Top 10 seedings in the 200 IM (fourth), 100 free (fifth), 200 free (seventh) and 100 breast (seventh). Other Top 10 seedings by former Stanford swimmers include Ripple (fourth in the 100 fly) and Hyman (seventh in the 100 fly; eighth in the 200 fly).

The 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will air live on NBC on Friday, July 9 (6-7 pm, PT) and Sunday, July 11 (6-7 pm, PT). The event will also be shown tape-delayed on Sunday, July 18 (10 am - 1 pm, PT).

Complete Coverage of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials can be accessed at the USA Swimming website.

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